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Creatively Undecided: Toward a History and Philosophy of Scientific Agency

Menachem Fisch

Abstract

Creatively Undecided offers a new way to look at how scientific understandings change. Thomas Kuhn has shown us how scientific practice and thinking depends on the normative framework in which it is conducted, but he and his followers have failed to show how such frameworks can be deemed the possible outcomes of the kind of critical assessment that Popper viewed as central to all rational deliberation. How can a scientist subject her standards to rational appraisal if that very act requires the use of those standards? The novel way out argued for in the book is to realize that exposure to exte ... More

Keywords: Framework-Dependenc, Critical Rationalism, Thomas Kuhn, normative commitment, normative criticism, self criticism, trusted critics, ambivalence, creatively undecided

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780226514482
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226514659.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Menachem Fisch, author
Tel Aviv University